Southbank Centre has revealed the first digital Unlimited festival programme accessible to a global audience, featuring dance, performance, comedy, film, talks, workshops and art that celebrates the artistic vision of disabled artists over five days on 13-17 January 2021.
Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme for UK City of Culture 2021, beginning in May 2021.
Rooted in the rich history of the city and celebrating the stories of the people who have made it their home, the programme also addresses the issues that communities are faced with today while imagining what the future holds.
Peer to Peer: UK/HK is a digital programme and platform encouraging meaningful cultural exchange and forging enduring partnerships between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors. The programme is supported by funding from the GREAT Britain Campaign via the Culture Diary and Arts Council England.
The programme launches with an online festival of international exchange and collaboration taking place 11-14 November 2020. Register to join the online sessions here.
An additional £151 million has been given to arts and culture organisations across England, adding to the £257 million earlier in October, coming from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Read a full list of recipients here.
Communities of shielding care home residents across the UK will unite in isolation on Remembrance Sunday (8th November), to pay tribute to Dame Vera Lynn by taking part in a mass sing-a-long hosted by registered charity Shapeshifter Productions.
The event will be hosted virtually and has been organised in partnership with Decca Records.
A small performing arts charity is having a big impact during the pandemic, reaching thousands of isolated people through song. Shapeshifter Productions' free online Smiling Sessions are helping to support peoples' wellbeing and mental health during this difficult time.
As the UK sees an influx of refugees arriving at its borders and with the recent devastation caused by a fire at the Moria refugee camp in Greece, London art gallery, Leontia Gallery, is raising money and awareness to help the refugee crisis by auctioning original artworks and limited edition prints from its collection of international artists. 100% of its profits will go to the charity Help Refugees/Choose Love. The online auction will run from Wednesday 21st October until Tuesday 27th of October. It will feature 7 artworks over 7 days from 7 different artists.
Poet Yomi Sode interviews Hafsah Aneela Bashir and Anthony Joseph about first albums and guilty pleasures in his popular and insightful series that has reached tens of thousands via Instagram Live in recent months.
For September and October 2020 we’ve invited the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows to take over the Jerwood Arts channels.
As part of the London Borough of Culture 2020, Brent has revealed details of its first Brent Biennial - a free festival of specially-commissioned art presented in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent.
The first Brent Biennial will present over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent.
Sculptures, sound art, large-scale murals, intimate installations and more will help tell the stories of Brent and people who have been made and shaped by the borough.